HAIRS risk assessment: squirrel Bornavirus

An assessment of the zoonotic potential of novel squirrel Bornavirus.


HAIRS risk assessment: novel squirrel Bornavirus

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Three fatal cases of encephalitis were reported in 2015 which had occurred between 2011 and 2013 in Germany and were associated with a novel Bornavirus species. This risk assessment was carried out to determine the zoonotic potential and level of risk in the UK.

Published 8 September 2016
Last updated 20 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated risk assessment following detection of the virus in a second subfamily of squirrels.
  2. First published.